Fats Ban Not "Big Brother" Enforcement
trans fatty acids are made when liquid vegetable oil is hydrogenated
- a chemical process that makes the liquid oil solid at room
purpose of making trans fats is for commercial processing.
Hydrogenated oils have a longer shelf life and can be used
to make things taste more like saturated fats (like butter)
at a lower cost than using butter. Trace amounts of natural
trans fats are found in meats, butter, cheese, and some vegetables
with apparently no known harm.
non synthesized fats including saturated, polyunsaturated,
and monounsaturated all make useful contributions to our biological
function including making hormones and using vitamins A, D,
E, and K, synthesized trans fats have no such use and no known
benefit to our function.
has shown that trans fats have a far greater negative health
effect than any of the other fats. Synthetic trans fats decrease
HDL, the good cholesterol, while increasing LDL, the bad cholesterol.
This clogs arteries and increases the risk of heart disease
trans fats is not about a politically correct big brother
social engineering ploy to ban the consumption of fat. While
some outspoken media pundits cry and moan this ill conceived
argument, it appears they do so either in ignorance, to be
a contrarian, or to give the appearance of being a benevolent
libertarian trying to take credit in standing up for your
trans fats are banned, fats in general are not banned - only
the synthetically manufactured trans fats are.
means one could not make the argument that the government
is interfering with a citizens freedom to chose to eat fatty
foods, and that further the government is encroaching once
again on our freedom to choose. In fact, banning trans fats
is like banning asbestos or any substance that has been shown
to pose a significant threat to our health.
don't get your knickers in a knot about synthetic trans fats
being eliminated from our food supply. If one wants to spitefully
engage the right to choose to over eat fatty foods, they can
can go ahead and over eat fats that would otherwise be healthy
if not overeaten. There are no known safe levels of synthetic
trans fats and trans fats are not necessary for any purpose,
manufacturing or otherwise.
no mistake, fats are still available in New York and other
places trans fats have been banned in as much of a gluttonous
proportion as any individual wishes - you just can't get synthetic
trans fats. Citizens still have the right to over eat to the
point of harming themselves if they like. Why one would choose
to use over eating as a good way to express our democratic
freedom is totally whacked in my opinion. Surly other aspects
of human rights are more deserving of our attention and focus.
bans on trans fats is a good thing and does not harm anyone's
rights and liberties.
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